LOS ANGELES –
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier
will represent Canada at the IIHF World Championship tournament, the Kings today announced this morning in conjunction with Hockey Canada. The World Championship tournament is scheduled for April 30 to May 15 in Kosice, Slovakia.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Kings defenseman Jack Johnson will represent the United States at the tournament.
Bernier, 22, most recently earned a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships (2 GP, 1-1-0, 2.00 GAA, .947 spct, 1 shutout) – one of four
Kings to play for the team (Drew Doughty
, Wayne Simmonds and Thomas Hickey
). Bernier has also represented Canada at 2006 World U18 Championships and 2007 Super
Series (best junior players from Canada and Russia competing); represented the QMJHL in the Canada-Russia Challenge in 2006; and he represented Team Canada Quebec at 2004 World U17 Hockey Challenge.
The 5-11, 186-pound native of Laval, Quebec, played in 22 regular season games with the Kings this past season, recording an 11-8-3 record, three shutouts, a .913 save percentage and a 2.48 goals against average.